Privacy Policies—A Review Of DuckDuckGo

Privacy Policies—A Review Of DuckDuckGo
Issues With Search Engine Privacy Policies For those of us that live in a land of liberties, few are more precious to us than privacy. As the Internet became the most common way of connecting to society, it also opened privacy challenges that still exist. Even though most Internet users are aware of the privacy issues, ...

How To: Update Adobe Flash Player

How To: Update Adobe Flash Player
If you’ve followed us on Twitter or Facebook for very long, you’ve probably seen something like this: Flash, for all it’s usefulness as a way to do cool stuff on the web, has revealed itself to be full of bugs. Just last week we had an out-of-cycle update released because an exploit was found in ...

IoT Security is Important To Everyone—What You Need To Know

IoT Security is Important To Everyone—What You Need To Know
The Largest DDoS Ever On September 20, 2016, the largest¹ ever DDoS attack, took place against Brian Krebs. A significant thing about this attack, other than being the largest ever, was the vector, IoT devices. Hundreds of thousands of IoT devices, referred to as an “army of a million hacked devices,” including network-connected webcams, closed-circuit cameras, DVRs, and ...

Pump Up Your Password, Part 2

Pump Up Your Password, Part 2
In Pump Up Your Password, Part 1, we talked about the benefits of moving from a complex password to a long password. One of the problems we discussed is that often when you come up with a great password, the temptation is for you to use it everywhere. But that would be like having one key ...

Easy Effective Disk Wiping Tools

Easy Effective Disk Wiping Tools
Why Wipe? For those security minded people, wiping or erasing a disk may not be so unusual, but for many others, that may not be the case. Wiping tools provide another level of data and privacy protection and when used effectively, destroying all drive data and any data remnants. When you purchase a new computer, what ...

30: IDS Is Not Dead

30: IDS Is Not Dead
An IDS is one of the most valuable tools we use to secure small business networks. What is an IDS? Are they still useful? How can you use one in your business? We’ll answer these questions in this episode of the Tech Tip Podcast. Links Security Onion Web Site (From the web site) Security Onion ...

Product Review: Buffalo TeraStation 3400 NAS

Product Review: Buffalo TeraStation 3400 NAS
There are a lot of capable little NAS storage devices out there from vendors like Synology and QNAP, but we’ve come to rely on the Buffalo TeraStation, especially the 3400 series, at our small business client sites. What is a NAS? First of all, for those of you who may not know, a NAS is ...

Top 5 Types of Security Apps for the iPhone and Android

Top 5 Types of Security Apps for the iPhone and Android
Worried About Mobile Security? The security concern shown by most people, when it comes to their computers, is often lacking with mobile devices. Why is that? Most likely the reason is these devices were “phones” first that transitioned to portable computers. Today, mobile devices are ubiquitous. They often take the place of computers.  Mobile security must ...

Pump Up Your Password, Part I

Pump Up Your Password, Part I
When I was a kid, my grandparents lived in an old house that used skeleton keys. Even if a door had a different key from the others, I found that with a little luck, and sometimes a metal file, the keys were interchangeable. The locks and keys were so poorly made that they were almost ...

VEEAM: A Free Robust And Easy To Use Backup Solution

VEEAM: A Free Robust And Easy To Use Backup Solution
Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE 1.5 If you follow our posts and podcasts, you know we are huge proponents for having and maintaining robust backup solutions. We still find small businesses that do not have such. One of the reasons given is that it is too expensive for small businesses to implement a sophisticated backup solution. Those that ...